HG-Worthy Makeup: Lancôme’s Monsieur Big Mascara

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Review, before & after

The day I got back from getting Lasik a few months ago, I did what all eye doctors recommend – I grabbed a trash can and tossed out all of my mascaras.  The last thing I wanted to get was an infection while my eyes were still healing.

So in the trash went my beloved Tarte Gifted and Bobbi Brown Eye Opening mascaras – my two favorites for their lengthening and volumizing abilities – along with about a dozen full and sample sized tubes.  It was a sad moment…

I’ve since been on the hunt for a replacement that could take the place, if not top, my previous favorites, and I think I may have found it.  It’s Lancome’s new ‘Monsieur Big’ Mascara, aka their ‘BIG Volume’ Mascara.

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara

Lancôme’s new ‘Monsieur Big’ Mascara is a volumizing mascara formulated it to deliver “up to 12x more volume” than bare lashes alone, and last up to 24 hours.  It has a ultra-creamy formula that contains of supple waxes and long-wearing polymers that instantly adhere to the lashes, creating volume and length that can be built up to create dramatic lashes without clumping.

To help create ‘BIG’ lashes, Lancôme paired their new formula with a cleverly designed brush.  It’s larger than the average mascara brush, and features soft and wavy bristle fibers that work to quickly build volume while delivering just the right amount of the formula so lashes stay separated and defined.

The Monsieur Big Mascara comes in one shade – ‘Big is the New Black’ – a rich, ultra-black that only further intensifies the look.

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Review, before & after

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Review, before & after

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Review

I love the Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara firstly for its volumizing abilities.  It builds up my lashes quickly and evenly, all thanks to the wavy bristles and smooth formula. My lashes stay separated and defined in the process, with almost zero clumping.

The formula is also very lightweight and actually adds lift to my otherwise straight lashes instead of weighing them down.  There’s really need for an eyelash curler with this one!  It also provides amazing hold, and keeps my lashes curled throughout the entire day.

And finally, you not only get volume with this, but also incredible length, which only adds to the falsie-like look and completes the gorgeous, ‘eye-opening’ look.

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Before & After

One coat of the Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara creates natural-looking volume, length, and lift.  A second coat further intensifies the look, while still keeping lashes separated and defined, with little to no clumping.  Here’s my before and after:

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara before & after

Overall, if you get a chance to try out Lancôme’s Monsieur Big Mascara for yourself, jump on it – you won’t be disappointed!

Available at Ulta, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Selfridges, & Lancôme (and coming soon to Sephora)


Have you tried the Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara?  What’s your current HG mascara?

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